EVENT REVIEW: Underground Launch with Hydee & Friends 01-06-15

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Glow Guys Entertainment presented the first BASSment event in Hamilton, giving locals a chance to rinse out on the dance floor without leaving their own city for the quality beats. The Underground is part of the Club 77 complex underneath Dirty Dogs, Hamilton’s famous country bar. With 3 different sounds under one roof, music lovers were able to pay their cover at the door and still have access to the entire complex for the evening.

I entered the newly renovated space and noticed how cool in temperature it was, which was really nice considering it’s where all the hard dancing was about to take place. Chronicill and Trauma were spinning back-to-back to start off the night, with some of the heaviest trap I know. They opened with Black Sheep by CYGN, and dropped many other tracks like Voodoo Doll by Blvck x Gameface, China (Philly Blunt Remix) by Jesse Slayter, and Aerosol Can remixed by Ruen & Mister Gray. It was fitting to start the night off with some urban beats as people continued to pour into the venue. I think their set was very underrated, but it was a great debut for Chronicill and a great opportunity to see Trauma step outside the house genre. They worked really well together and I can’t wait for more.

Many friends from Toronto Bass Community, Hamilton Rave Community, and Hamilton Bass Connection were in attendance. The blend of these communities at a show can only mean good things – but mostly that we were going to break in that dance floor like true BassHeads!

ITEK played next with some of the heaviest dubstep I’ve heard in a while. He dropped Threat by Laxx, Burning Up (The Rebirth) by Dillon Francis, and Our Power by Obscenity & EH!DE. His entire set was energetic and crazy. It hyped up the crowd to the point where the air was noticeably warmer than when we first arrived. Several miniature mosh-pits were formed, many more bonds between BassHeads merged. ITEK uploaded his entire live set on Soundcloud with a free download, so check it out and you can relive the night through the music!

Hydee headlined the evening with some of the best tracks in drum & bass. He dropped a remix of Show Me Love remix by High Contrast, Whip Slap by Dimension, and Promises by Nero, remixed by Skrillex. D&B is the best way to end a show because no matter how tired the crowd gets it keeps them going with that steady beat. We had a huge amount of space on the floor to rinse out and I definitely got a work out in!

The drinks were cheap before 11:30, the staff was extremely friendly, and the venue itself was an open concept with a fresh clean look. The sound system carried the bass throughout the entire venue and could be heard from the sidewalk outside! The walls were sweating when I left, and that’s how I knew the Underground Launch was a success. This series of events have a mission to deliver quality over quantity of electronic music. “The Underground is not one genre, or one sound. The Underground is a movement to push forward, to persevere, and to rise up.” I’m excited to be a part of this movement, and I plan on going to the next event to support my Hamilton scene.

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Hydee
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ITEK
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Trauma
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Chronicill
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Serafina Thoma – EDM TOR

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It has been since late elementary school when Serafina Thoma came across artists like Benny Benassi, Ratatat, and Daft Punk and instantly bonded her soul to electronic music forever. Throughout high school, her taste in EDM expanded when introduced to artists Pendulum, Skrillex, Glitch Mob and Justice through various groups of friends over the years. She is an OSHEAGA 2012 veteran, a Veld 2013 warrior, and is an Electric Forest 2014 enthusiast. She uses her vast skills in writing, multimedia, and social media to be as vocal as possible about her opinions of new tracks, shows and albums. She'll make sure to speak her mind openly and honestly. Her knowledge in the scene continues to grow throughout many encounters and experiences in the Greater Toronto Area. Serafina and can be seen jammin' often at the back of The Hoxton to deep or electro house.

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